Richard Thaler (Nobel Prize 2017) Age, Wife, Biography & More

Richard Thaler

Full NameRichard H. Thaler
ProfessionEconomist, Professor
FieldBehavioral Finance
Doctoral AdvisorSherwin Rosen
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 September 1945
Age (as in 2017)72 Years
Birth PlaceEast Orange, New Jersey
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
HometownNew Jersey
SchoolNewark Academy, Livingston, Essex County, New Jersey
College/UniversityCase Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Educational QualificationPh.D.
DebutBook Writing: The Psychology of Choice and the Assumptions of Economics (1987)
FamilyNot Known
Favorite Things
Favorite PsychologistDaniel Kahneman
Favorite EconomistsHerbert Simon, Robert Lucas Jr.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseName Not Known (Blogger, Photographer, Storyteller)
Richard Thaler Wife
ChildrenSon- Not Known
Daughter- 1

American Economist Richard Thaler

Some Lesser Known Facts About Richard Thaler

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  • He is the Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
  • For publishing a regular column in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, named ‘Anomalies,’ from 1987 to 1990, Thaler gained some attention in the field of Economics.
  • Along with Cass Sunstein, Thaler co-authored ‘Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness.’ The book discusses how public and private organizations can help people make better choices in their daily lives.
  • He was seen in a cameo role in the 2015 film, The Big Short, alongside Selena Gomez to explain hot-hand fallacy.
  • Thaler is the founder of Fuller & Thaler Asset Management, a firm that says a group of investors will capitalize on cognitive biases such as status quo bias, loss aversion, and endowment effect.
  • In October 2017, he was, for his remarkable contributions to the field of Behavioral Economics, bestowed with the prestigious Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.